A brewer has encouraged the public to combine their celebrations of the Royal Wedding and St George’s Day, creating one bumper party period.
According to the Morning Advertiser, one independent brewer has suggested that people take advantage of the long run of bank holidays surrounding both the national events, and hold their own celebrations.
This may encourage people nationwide to hire event venues and invite friends and family for a good old knees-up, come April; especially if they take Chris Lewis’ advice.
Lewis is a representative of the brewer, and claimed that St George’s Day was becoming more popular than ever: “Every year, St George’s Day has grown.”
It could be even more celebratory this year, he added, as Brits can start “with a great English Friday and [run] until the May Day bank holiday.”
He went on to add how the Royal Wedding could play its part: “As the wedding will be shown on terrestrial TV, everyone can watch the proceedings as they unfold, while they sample some of the best food and drink you can offer.”
“The Royal Wedding couldn’t have come at a better time. This is just what the nation needs to escape from austerity Britain.”
One ex-pat writer, Chris Marshall, agreed with Lewis, claiming that St George’s Day was a holiday worth celebrating. He even declared: “I want to celebrate it. The longer I live this expatriate lifestyle, the more I appreciate the cultures and traditions of home.”
Marshall added in The Guardian: “Maybe it is simply a fact of getting older.”